• Short Summary

    Thousands of people turned out in Phnom Penh on Saturday (October the 10th in the first mass rally in favour of the newly-declared Republic.

  • Description

    Thousands of people turned out in Phnom Penh on Saturday (October the 10th in the first mass rally in favour of the newly-declared Republic.

    The people, most of them young and happy, marched through the streets of the capital singing national songs and carrying pro-republican placards.

    The proclamation of the republic on Friday (October the 9th) ended more than 1,000 years of monarchy in Cambodian. The government declared Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October the 9th, 10th and 11th) a holiday to celebrate the birth of the Republic.

    Saturday's rally began early in the morning when the first crowds began to throng the streets, to attend the Government-sponsored rally on what was officially declared a "Day of Joy".

    They carried placards with slogans like "Long live the Khmer Republic, and "Long Live all Khmers."
    The new Republican flag was displayed for the first time on Friday and within a short time copes were appearing in the streets.

    Meanwhile fresh fighting has broken out some 50 miles (80 Kms) north of the capital where the Cambodians claim the communists have launched their biggest attack of the war. The attack came only a few hours after President Nixon called for a ceasefire throughout Indochina.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1INZFXVXRSUNPE5GINC8CQUYY
    Media URN:
    VLVA1INZFXVXRSUNPE5GINC8CQUYY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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